I went to the Edvard Munch exhibition at Tate Modern on Saturday. Walking round the gallery the thing that caught my attention again and again was a similarity with a lot of the contemporary fashion photography I particularly like, including a lot of stuff we have featured in TANK recently. It seems a certain awkwardness of pose and composition in Munch's work that is at once highly naturalistic and somewhat jarring seems also to come across in the work of photographers like Ilaria Orsini, Manuela Pavesi and Tyrone Lebon. It might be a little specious and perhaps this shouldn't even come as a surprise, after all Munch's paintings are some of the most original and widely known images in past 100 years. Why don't you see for yourselves. Check out the picture gallery or better yet head on over to the Tate before the exhibition closes in two weeks.
Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye runs until 14th October at Tate Modern.
text by Sohrab Golsorkhi